JAMMU, Jan 8: A 2-day “National Conference on Information Technology and Business Analytics-NCITBA-17”, being organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, began here today.
Delegates from seven different States, including Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are participating in the conference.
In his welcome address, convener of the conference and Head Dept of CSE, Dr Ajay Kaul emphasized the relevance of the conference theme. “The prime importance today is how information can be converted into useful services and products”, he said.
The patron of the conference, Prof V Verma talked about IT and the role it can play in success of a business venture. He expensed hope that newer applications of IT may come up from such platforms.
The chief guest of the occasion, Prof. V K Bhat emphasized the fact that the research problems taken up by young researchers should be such that they focus on the roots of the technology so that the results of the research are universally applicable.
Guest of honour on the occasion was Prof Astrid Kiehn from Germany. She expressed her satisfaction at the conference theme stating that with a strong hold in theoretical aspects of Computer Science, the young students may have a plethora of opportunities to explore towards the applications of the same.
Function concluded with the vote of thanks by the co-convener Dr Sunanda.
Later during the day, Prof Kiehn addressed the participants with a talk on “The Verification of Distributed Algorit-hms”, wherein she dwelled on the nuances of bi-simulation and concurrency theory.
Another keynote address was given by Prof Saroj Kaushik from IIT Delhi.
Dr Naveen Gondhi, co-conveyer, presented vote of thanks.